Originally posted by XphilesPhan
Oh? I think the major computer corporations are....American?
...this thread is a pathetic confidence booster for europe. we all know europe sucks!
Fly to the moon and come back and we will give the EU a place as a super power....
Oh? I think the major Telecommunications companies are European if we're going to get fussy and start competing.
The only vendor that is American is Cisco (And their kit is unreliable and flakey)
Nortel is Canadian, Marconi (now called Telent in the UK) are owned by Ericsson, who themselves are Swedish. Alcatel is French. Nokia is Finnish...
the list goes on.
As for carriers, BT is, well British, Vodafone is British, Cable and Wireless is British and thats some of the biggest carriers on the planet.
Now I have that out my system, why exactly does Europe suck?
Is it the free healthcare?
Or the excellent education system, free from Bible-basher interference?
Or is it the social care benefits that look after the people?
Or is that our Governments listen to the people?
Or is it...... see where I am going with this?
Now, I tried earlier in this thread to steer away from all this "America number 1!! Europe sucks!" crap you guys insist
on bringing in here.
Militarily, the combined European armed forces are larger than the USA. Economically, the combined GDP is virtually the same size as the USA (give or
take a billion or so). So exactly how is the USA "better"?
If you don't have anything constructive to say, shut up.
PS: I didn't realise that going to the moon was a requirement to be a super power. You guys can't even do it now without having to spend $100
billion doing so.
Makes you wonder if you ever went in the first place.
I mean, why can't you use the technology you have already developed 30 years ago?
Why is it going to take you an obscene amount of money and another 12 years to go somewhere you went 30-40 years ago?
[edit on 17/11/06 by stumason]